If you think "I couldn't find the courtroom" is a terrible excuse for failing to show up to one's criminal trial, you're right. But in Dallas County, more often than you'd think, it's legitimate. That's not just according to the defendants but to County Clerk John Warren, who says as much in a memo ... More >>
The bride wore a strapless dress in shades of blue and white. The other bride wore a battered leather jacket, a shiny, pale pink tie and a snug gray beanie. Hendrix Scott and Jennifer McCluskey rode up to the second floor of the Dallas County Records Building on Main Street this morning to ask John ... More >>
The county bail bond board has long let the industry take a county for a ride. You'll never guess who's at the wheel.
...and with a little help from his charm, a crooked friend or two, some weird paperwork and his administrative assistant, he finally got it.
Perhaps most disappointing to everyone gathered in support of Bruce Sherbet at yesterday's Election Commission meeting was the refusal of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins to face his critics after he and two other Democrats, County Clerk John Warren and County Tax Assessor-Collector John Ames, voted ... More >>
AnonymousThis has been making the rounds. Can't imagine why its creator isn't looking for credit.Dallas County Republican Party chair Jonathan Neerman says today's 3:30 p.m. meeting of the Election Commission -- the first such gathering in more than two decades -- should be relocated to the c ... More >>
Bruce SherbetA Friend of Unfair Park writes: He's heard whispers of a protest planned for 3:30 tomorrow at the Dallas County Administration Building, where the County Election Commission will meet for the first time in more than two decades. The reason, of course, is the departure of Dallas Count ... More >>
TCU kicks off its 2010 season September 4 against Oregon State in Cowboys Stadium. To promote the game head coaches Gary Patterson and Mike Riley held themselves a little conference call Tuesday. Sounds innocent enough. Until, that is, "Amy Cummings" from "Rawhide Nation Sports Blog" jo ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsA Blackmon Mooring cleanup worker handles the mess at the Dallas County Records Building this afternoon. Check after the jump for more shots of the mucky basement.That's a look at the ongoing cleanup effort in the Dallas County Records Building, where a couple dozen rubber-g ... More >>
Dallas County Clerk John WarrenMust be a legal matter Friday, a legal matter from now on. Because next up on the docket is that suit against Dallas County we've told you about a couple of times before -- the one involving that $17.5 million contract with a Virginia-based company called GTSI, whic ... More >>
Hodge landed herself quite a deal.The indictment against Terri Hodge has always looked much more damning than the evidence facing the rest of the gang involved in the City Hall corruption case, and it turns out that, well, it's all true. Hodge admitted as much in her factual résumé, which s ... More >>
Back in December, Business Resources Corp. filed suit against Dallas County claiming officials hired Virginia-based GTSI to preserve county docs (birth records, death certificates, etc.) at a cost of $17.5 million over seven years -- even though the county didn't take bids on the contract and GTS ... More >>
While our reviewer didn't have a great time at the Wakarusa Winter Festival, these ladies were having a great time. (Melanie Gomez) We hit up a couple decent shows (Gazelles, Darkest Hour), a lame one (Wakarusa Winter Festival) and heard some good news. Dive in: Wakarusa Winter Festival at Club Da ... More >>
Gary Fitzsimmons and two Dallas County colleagues have come out for Obama. In case you were waiting to choose a presidential candidate till you found out who Dallas County District Clerk Gary Fitzsimmons, Dallas County Treasurer Joe Wells and Dallas County Clerk John Warren were voting for, well, th ... More >>
The new county treasurer isn't too sure how he got here, but he's happy to help